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Winning Writers Announces the 12th Annual Tom Howard/Margaret Reid Poetry Contest
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Northampton, MA (more...)

Frederic Voss Shares Political Views in New Book
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

CANISTEO, New York (more...)

The National Portrait Gallery Displays A Portrait of a Lead Suffragette for the First Time in 80 Years
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

A newly acquired portrait of Christabel Pankhurst, a leading Suffragette, has gone on public display for the first time in eighty years, the National Portrait Gallery announced today, Thursday 24 July. The portrait accompanies a new display of photographs and archive material marking 100 years since the campaigners staged their final and most violent protests, including an attack on National Portrait Gallery paintings, just before the outbreak of the First World War. (more...)

Exclusive Soundtrack to Accompany THE WALKING DEAD Season 4 on DVD & Blu-ray
by TV News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Anchor Bay Entertainment has partnered with AMC and Republic Records to offer The Walking Dead fans an exclusive soundtrack with the release of The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season on Blu-ray and DVD. The soundtrack and Blu-ray/DVD sets will be made available only through Walmart. In addition, attendees at Comic-Con International 2014 can preorder the set with the “Rick Grimes Sherriff's Badge” Comic-Con collectible at the Anchor Bay Entertainment booth (#4037). The soundtrack, entitled “Songs of Survival Vol. 2,” features exclusive tracks from artists such as Phantogram, Godsmack, Colbie Caillat and The Lumineers and will be included with both the standard and Limited Edition Collection Blue-ray and DVD release of The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season. (more...)

ACT Theatre Announces Full Calendar for July-December 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

A Contemporary Theatre announces the remainder of its 2014 Season with a plethora of Mainstage and Central Heating Lab shows. The Mainstage welcomes two major players from the national scene with a new work from Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Ayad Ahktar who has penned a riveting drama about the overlapping worlds of terrorism and the financial markets called The Invisible Hand. Akhtar's thriller is followed by Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike which throws classic Chekhov characters in a modern family blender. (more...)

FirstWorks Announces 2014 - 2015 Season Including 10th Anniversary Decade Bash, Festival on the Plaza & more
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

FirstWorks, a non-profit presenting arts organization, today announced their 2014 - 2015 season will kick off in September with a 10th anniversary bash and includes a year full of extraordinary performances, arts learning programs and the next FirstWorks Festival on the Plaza in June 2015. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Black Ensemble's THE STORY OF THE MARVELETTES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 24, 2014

The World Premiere of The Story of The Marvelettes, Written by Reginald Williams, Directed by Rueben D. Echoles, runs July 18 - September 7, 2014. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Brooklyn-Based Microcinema Icon Spectacle Takes Over MAD's Summer Cinema Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

This summer, Brooklyn-based Spectacle takes over the Theater at MAD as part of the exhibition NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial, presenting 11 unconventional programs that highlight the organization's cross-disciplinary approach and DIY ethos. A unique voice in the wave of micro-cinemas that have emerged in New York City in the past decade, Spectacle was established in 2010 with only 30 seats in its Williamsburg, Brooklyn home, and a staff made up entirely of volunteers. (more...)

Amazon Expands Prime Music Selection: Hundreds of Thousands of Songs and Hundreds of Prime Playlists Added
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

"The response we've had to Prime Music has far exceeded our expectations and we're excited to make Prime Music even more valuable for Prime members," said Steve Boom, VP of Digital Music for Amazon. "Prime Music was introduced just over a month ago and we've already significantly expanded the Prime Music catalog. Prime members have been telling us how much they love Prime Playlists, so we're also pleased to offer hundreds of great new playlists to make it easier to enjoy the best of Prime Music." (more...)

Northwestern to Host PRINCESS POWER, 8/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

"Princess Power," a music concert celebrating Disney princess songs, will be performed at Northwestern University, 2 p.m. Saturday, August 2 and 2 p.m. Sunday, August 3. (more...)

Diane Warren To Be Honored By Point Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Point Foundation (Point) will present its Leadership Award to songwriter Diane Warren, whose work has been recognized with Grammy and Golden Globe awards and multiple Academy Award nominations. The Point Leadership Award is given to an individual who has achieved prominence in their professional career and unequivocally supported the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Warren has repeatedly spoken out against bigotry of all kinds, including discrimination directed at the LGBTQ community. The 'It Gets Better' musical theater project that is touring the U.S. in support of LGBTQ youth includes songs of Warren's alongside those of Gnarls Barkley, Kelly Clarkson and Alanis Morissette. (more...)

BWW Reviews: STATUS - Real Stories Provoking Real Reflection
by Brett Considine - Jul 23, 2014

Status addresses the wider impact of HIV and the stigma that it creates. This presentation compels a telling mix of self reflection, compassion and engagement like few others. For this reason alone it should be seen. (more...)

OC-centric New Play Festival at Chapman University to Run 8/21-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The fourth annual edition of OC-centric: Orange County's New Play Festival introduces Southland audiences to four local playwrights emerging as powerful Voices in Southland theatre, and a quartet of intriguing and satisfying plays from their imaginations - stories brought to life by actors and directors from across Southern California in collaboration with Chapman University theatre students. Join us in the Moulton Hall Studio Theatre for this destination new play event. (more...)

Cowboy Clothing And Country Music Videos Featured At CountryRebel.com
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

SAN DIEGO, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Recently debuting their modern country apparel for men and women at their online store is country music fashion and entertainment brand Country Rebel Clothing Co. With their progressive cowboy clothing designs, fans who love country music and embrace the country lifestyle can now shop and choose from their favorite shirts that proudly display their country pride by visiting CountryRebel.com. The country-themed brand's website is also geared for entertainment and has already become a popular destination for country music fans both young and old to enjoy watching country music videos from the genre's greatest artists. (more...)

Hartford Stage Welcomes Playwright Kimber Lee as 2014-15 Aetna New Voices Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak and Managing Director Michael Stotts today announced that playwright Kimber Lee will be the 2014-15 Aetna New Voices Fellow at Hartford Stage. (more...)

Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bart's Continues 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Summer Festival of Sacred Music at St. Bart's continues on Sunday, August 10 at 11 am with a service featuring Josquin's Missa L'Homme Arme Sexti Toni. Josquin des Prez (c. 1450-1521) is regarded to be the central figure in the Franco-Flemish school and the first master of the high Renaissance style of polyphonic vocal composition. He served as music director for the chapel of the Duke of Ferrara in Italy and the collegiate church of Notre Dame in Conde-sur-l'Escaut on the border between France and Belgium near his birthplace. (more...)

Gemma Bodinetz to Direct Bristol Old Vic's JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse Artistic Director Gemma Bodinetz will direct Sean O'Casey's Juno and the Paycock in a major co-production with Bristol Old Vic. The cast will be led by Niamh Cusack as the eponymous Juno and Des McAleer as her husband Jack Boyle. The production is at Bristol Old Vic from 5 to 27 September before moving to the Liverpool Playhouse from 1 to 18 October. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Firehouse Theatre Project's Enjoyable HAIR Has Some Tangles
by Jeremy Bustin - Jul 23, 2014

Firehouse Theatre Project opens its 21st season with the regional premiere of the 'hippified' musical sensation, HAIR. With so many fantastic productions to choose from this summer, Richmond audiences are encouraged to take a trip back to the 1960s in this trimmed-cut revival of the hit Broadway show. (more...)

Empirix Vaults Ahead In Conference Bridge Quality Monitoring With Innovative 'Real Voice' Testing
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Conference Bridge Monitoring Solution's innovative new voice-based conference quality management model is a significant departure from conventional conference bridge monitoring. Where standard tools monitor network data feeds for packet loss, jitter, etc., the Empirix solution approaches monitoring from the user's perspective. It tests exactly what the user is hearing during conference calls by evaluating voice clips as they play through conference bridges. (more...)

The Washington National Opera Announces the Roster for the 13th Season of Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced the roster of emerging artists and renowned vocal coaches engaged for the 13th season of its Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. Under the leadership of program director Michael Heaston, the Domingo- Cafritz Young Artist Program continues to increase its number of performances throughout the season and expand its training regimen to include mentorship by its returning Artist in Residence, the acclaimed American soprano Deborah Voigt. Additional faculty members include voice teachers Diana Soviero and William Stone; guest vocal coaches Be?ne?dicte Jourdois, Kathleen Kelly, and Danielle Orlando; career consultants Ken Benson and Matthew Epstein; and guest drama coaches Peter Kazaras and Alan Paul, among others. The new class of young artists will participate in several world premiere productions during the 2014-2015 season as part of (more...)

Craig Barron and Ben Burtt to Present HOLLYWOOD TAKES TO THE AIR
by Movies News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Oscar-winning visual effects supervisor Craig Barron and Oscar-winning sound designer Ben Burtt will explore the side-by-side advances in filmmaking technology and aviation at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' four-evening series (more...)

Actors' Gang to Return to LA with A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM; Tim Robbins to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

For a month this summer, The Actors' Gang, the renowned Los Angeles based ensemble theatre company, will perform A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Actors' Gang Theater in Culver City. Tickets for performances can be purchased anytime at www.theactorsgang.com, by calling the box office: (310) 838-4264 or by visiting The Actors' Gang theatre in Culver City (9070 Venice Boulevard). The box office is open Thursdays through Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. (more...)

Julian Cihi and Diane Phelan to Star in 2g's GALOIS at the 2014 Ice Factory Festival, 7/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Second Generation Productions (2g), a major incubator and producer of Asian American theater, announced today that Julian Cihi (Romeo and Juliet, Classic Stage Company) and Diane Phelan (Bernarda Alba, Lincoln Center) lead the cast of 2g's commissioned musical, Galois, by Sung Rno and Aaron Jones, directed by Victor Maog and produced by Jane Jung. The creative team also includes Music Director J. Oconer Navarro (The Adding Machine), Choreographer Camille A. Brown (tick, tick...BOOM!) and Fight Director Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum (Peter and the Starcatcher). (more...)

Arena Stage Selects John Strand as Resident Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Artistic Director Molly Smith announces D.C.-area based playwright John Strand will join Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater for a yearlong playwright residency as part of the American Voices New Play Institute, effective this month through June 2015. Through the residency Strand will receive a salary; health benefits; a budget to be used at his discretion to cover collaborator fees, workshop costs and research expenses to support his new play development process; and a commitment from Arena Stage to produce a new work in a future season and to continue cultivating an ongoing, long-term relationship. (more...)

Best George Strait Songs And Videos Now Available At CountryRebel.com
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

SAN DIEGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Country Rebel Clothing Co. is a new apparel and entertainment brand that offers something for every country music fan. Whether someone is looking for country style clothing for festivals and concerts, wants to catch up on some of the greatest country tunes around, or wants the chance to win some free goodies, CountryRebel.com is the place to go. Country fans can finally get a blast from the past with some of the the best George Strait songs on their new 'Videos' channel on Country Rebel Clothing Co.'s main website. (more...)

USC Shoah Foundation Unveils New Educational Programs Tailored to Upcoming Historical Commemorations
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ The world will commemorate several important events during the 2014-15 school year that will provide teachers an opportunity to explore these milestones in ways that will impact and engage students. (more...)

Alex Bourne, Yvette Robinson & More to Star in New Wolsey Theatre's MIDSUMMER SONGS; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

From Thursday 4 to Saturday 27 September 2014, Ipswich's New Wolsey Theatre presents the World Premiere of their brand new musical MIDSUMMER SONGS by Peter Rowe and Ben Goddard. The full cast of actor-musicians has been announced today. (more...)

Patchogue Theatre to Premiere WELCOME HOME/BIENVENIDO A CASA, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) will premiere 'Welcome Home/Bienvenido a casa' on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30 PM. 'Welcome Home/Bienvenido a casa' will be performed Live in the Lobby and is a production of The New Musicals Project, which began its run at the PTPA in 2011, and is now a cooperative venture between PTPA and Worldwide Voices, both 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, volunteer driven organizations. The New Musicals Project is the only Long Island repertory company whose primary mission is to develop and produce original musical plays. Company members include theatre folk, playgoers and volunteers who are passionate about being part of the future development of the uniquely American art form of musical theatre. 'Welcome Home/Bienvenido a casa' is an interactive musical comedy with songs in English and Spanish written by Patchogue resident and Berlitz Publishing's 'musical language guy' Howard Beckerman. 'Welcome Home/Bienvenido a casa' (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - ROBOT CHICKEN Favorite 'Bitch Pudding' Gets Her Own Special
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Robot Chicken fan-favorite character Bitch Pudding gets her time to shine in a brand new solo special! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SING, SING, SING a Wonderful Musical Revue at the KC Fringe Festival
by Steve Wilson - Jul 22, 2014

Jughead Theatricals brings Sing, Sing, Sing to the stage of the Heartland Forum in Crown Center. Diane Bulan produces Sing, Sing, Sing in conjunction with the KC Fringe Festival. The Heartland Forum is located in the space once occupied by the American Heartland Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Houston Family Arts Center's Production of LES MISERABLES is an Absolute Masterpiece
by Nyderah Williams - Jul 22, 2014

Houston Family Arts Center's production of LES MISERABLES is a riveting masterpiece! It evokes the spirit and themes of compassion, revenge and above all human transformation. (more...)

Ron Pleune Announces Faith Guide
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah (more...)

Win Chance for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Set Visit
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is auctioning off a rare opportunity to visit the production set of the groundbreaking Netflix original series Orange Is the New Black (more...)

Dapp Theory to Release New Album 'Forward In All Directions,' 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Forward In All Directions, the new album from Andy Milne & Dapp Theory will be released worldwide on September 9, 2014. (more...)

MAGICAL NEGRO SPEAKS Set for FringeNYC, 8/12-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Ellis Productions, in association with The Present Company as part of the 18th Annual New York International Fringe Festival present MAGICAL NEGRO SPEAKS - written and performed by Jamil Ellis with original music written and performed live by Andrew Fox - at Fringe Venue #15 - The White Box at 440 Studios (440 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor). (more...)

Manhattan Theatre Source to Host 15th Annual EstroGenius Festival, 10/2-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Source will present the 15th Annual EstroGenius Festival, a multimedia performance festival showcasing female Voices from a variety of disciplines, October 2-November 1 at Stage Left Studios (214 West 30th Street between 7th and 8th Avenue) and the 4th Street Theatre (83 East 4th Street between 2nd Avenue and Bowery). The festival will feature short plays, one-woman shows, dance pieces, a visual art exhibit, and special performances by Girl Be Heard, a teen program that uses theater as a vehicle to empower young women to become brave, confident, socially conscious leaders while exploring their own challenging circumstances. The 2014 EstroGenius artists will be announced in August. (more...)

Alan Rickman, Mark Rylance, Lindsay Duncan & More Lend Voices toSt Mary's Church Audio-Guide Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The windows in St Mary's Church, Fairford, represent the most complete set of medieval stained glass windows in any parish church in England. They were described by the Chair of the National Trust Sir Simon Jenkins as: "One of England's out-standing galleries of Church art" and the late Poet Laureate, Sir John Betjeman, chose the lower half of the Great West Window as the luxury he wished to take to his desert island when he appeared on BBC radio 4's Desert Island Discs. (more...)

Scoop: THE SIMPSONS on FOX - Sunday, July 27, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 21, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE SIMPSONS, airing on FOX on Sunday, July 27, 2014! (more...)

THE SCARLET IBIS, TIMUR AND THE DIME MUSEUM and More Set for Prototype Festival's Third Season; Runs Jan 7-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Beth Morrison Projects (BMP) and HERE have announced programming for the third annual PROTOTYPE: Opera/Theatre/Now festival, running January 7-17, 2015, in New York City. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bayou City Theatrics' TARZAN Soars with Exciting Voices and Visuals
by Katricia Lang - Jul 21, 2014

Overwhelmingly, TARZAN is an amazing production. Everyone involved is to be commended for cooking up the rarest of children's theatre confections. A production dense enough for the sophisticated tastes of the most discerning adults and children in the audience and sugary enough for those still in the early stages of cognitive development - me and all the three-year-olds. (more...)

Berkshire Playwrights Lab to Present OUT OF ORBIT, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The Berkshire Playwrights Lab, continues its 2014 season of readings of innovative and exciting new plays with a presentation of Jennifer Maisel's Out of Orbit at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center (14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA) on July 30 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: HELLO DOLLY Presented by the Leawood Stage Company
by Steve Wilson - Jul 21, 2014

Hello Dolly is currently playing at the Leawood Stage Company located at the Amphitheater at Ironwoods Park in Leawood, Kan. The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder is the basis for the 1964 production that won a record 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Jerry Herman wrote the music and lyrics for Hello Dolly and Michael Stewart wrote the book. Chris McCoy directs and choreographs the Leawood production. (more...)

BWW Interview: Zak Resnick Talks the Thrills of Sharing Bert Berns' Story in PIECE OF MY HEART!
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 21, 2014

As previews were wrapping up last week, Resnick chatted with BroadwayWorld about the impending opening, what it's like playing such a complex character, and much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Review Roundup: PIECE OF MY HEART: THE BERT BERNS STORY Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Jul 21, 2014

Piece of My Heart: The Bert Berns Story, a new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns, opened tonight, July 21, 2014, at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Reviews: Standing Room Only Productions' DEFY GRAVITY: A STEPHEN SCHWARTZ SONGBOOK is a Joyous Celebration
by Nyderah Williams - Jul 21, 2014

For over four decades,Stephen Schwartz's musical career has brought to life hit musicals such as Godspell, The Baker's Wife and Wicked, as well as music in some of our favorite films such as Pocahontas, The Prince of Egypt and Enchanted. In honor and celebration of this brilliant composer, DEFY GRAVITY was conceived by Michael J. Bobbitt with musical arrangement by John Cornelius ll. Together, they have created a musical revue comprised of 28 songs which takes the audience on a journey through many of Schwartz's classics in the realm of musicals and film. (more...)

Fourth Annual WICKED Young Writers' Award Shortlist Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

WICKED, the global musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has announced that 100 entries, selected from more than 5,200 submissions, have been shortlisted for the 2014 Wicked Young Writers' Award. (more...)

Clive Merrison, Kyle Rees & More to Return for Theatre503's LAND OF OUR FATHERS' Transfer to Trafalgar Studios; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

2013's critically acclaimed new play LAND OF OUR FATHERS by Chris Urch will transfer to Trafalgar Studio 2 between 3 September and 4 October. Depicting the dramatic two weeks of a community of Welsh miners trapped down a collapsed coalmine, the production is directed by Theatre503's Artistic Director Paul Robinson. (more...)

The Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra Announces Single Tickets On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Join in and celebrate this season of great music, great experience and unique warmth that is your Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra. From André Watts, who teams up with our resident, professional orchestra in the revered Hill Auditorium for an uplifting performance of Beethoven's 'Emperor' Concerto, to a resounding chords of the magnificent Mahler Symphony No. 5 with the hauntingly beautiful adagietto, this season has it all for you. Season subscriptions are also still available to experience great, live music. Reserve your seats today. Your seat is waiting. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Opens Box Office for the 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Pacific Northwest Ballet opens its Box Office for 2014-2015 ticket sales on Monday, July 21. As is its tradition, PNB is offering a special money-saving deal for early-bird ticket-buyers, to celebrate the company's 42nd season: Pay no service fees on tickets purchased thru July 31.* Tickets (as well as money-saving subscriptions) may be purchased either by phone (206.441.2424), online (PNB.org) or in person at the PNB Box Office, 301 Mercer Street at Seattle Center. (more...)

Karsh Kale, Midlake, Allen Toussaint, The Deslondes and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/23-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming lineup for the next couple weeks, July 23-August 3, 2014. Scroll down for details! (more...)

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